If you thought your wedding was fun, just wait til you see Ron and Veronica’s wedding bash at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Their shared love for adventure and travel meant that a destination wedding was the perfect option for them, and they packed their day full of fun surprises to the delight of their friends and family.
From colorful sunglasses to funky inflatables, and confetti bombs, they went all out to make their beach wedding uniquely them. Read more about their fun-filled day below. If you're dying for more images, then check out the full gallery from PlayaWeddings.
backpacking trip turned first date
From the bride: Ron and Veronica met while backpacking solo across South East Asia in 2009. Fate sat them across each other on a G Adventures bus tour to Halong Bay, Vietnam. Soon enough, they discovered their shared passions for travel and adventure and ultimately decided to explore Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand together for the next month. Although they were separated by ocean post-trip, Ron and Veronica maintained a long distance relationship for two and half years between their native hometowns of New York City and London. In 2012, Veronica decided to take the plunge and move to London to be with Ron. Two years later, Ron took Veronica on an impromptu anniversary trip to Bangkok, Thailand and proposed at Banyan Tree’s Moon Bar-- where they had their first date.
Playful I dos
The wedding party entered the ceremony dancing to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga,” while their guests got "Rick-rolled" with the couple wedding vows. After a first kiss jump, guests threw beach balls in the air as the newlyweds walked down the aisle. Wonderous and colorful shapes, paper craft and flower combinations bursted throughout the wedding décor which created a playful atmosphere with plenty of visual surprises.
Ron and Veronica’s non-traditional wedding style was inspired by their love of bright neon colors, geometric shapes, RuPaul's Drag Race alongside the wild and vivid atmosphere of electronic music festivals and circuit parties. Their wedding filled the day with unexpected surprises, to the delight of their guests.
Wild, Crazy and colorful
The reception was wild, with games, a crazy dance floor, confetti storms and fireworks at the beach. Wedding planning based on the circumstances of how they met, there was no question that Ron and Veronica would have a destination wedding. They decided to pick the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for their wedding venue-- easily accessible between their families from New York and London and in honor of the same hotel chain where they had their first date and engagement proposal.